Problem 58374. Classify water surface profiles
Write a function to classify the water surface profile starting at depth y in a channel with longitudinal slope , discharge Q, Manning roughness coefficient n, and cross section specified by a structure channelStruct as in Cody Problem 58314. The unit system will be specified in units as either ‘SI’ or ‘USCS’ (U.S. customary system); take the acceleration of gravity g to be either 9.81 or 32.2 . You can assume that the slopes will be either mild or steep and the profiles will be one of the six shown in the figure below.
Sections of channels are classifying by the relationship between the critical depth and the normal depth . Slopes with are steep—that is, normal flow is supercritical (fast and shallow), whereas slopes with are mild—that is, normal flow is subcritical (slow and deep).
The type of water surface profile in gradually varied flow then depends on the water depth y relative to these two depths, as shown in the figure below. Profile S1 has ; profile S2 has ; and profile S3 has . Profile M1 has ; profile M2 has ; and profile M3 has .
Figure by NateJonesAR - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=25698746
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